Archive: 2017

Mostly ‘armless: The Literacy Octopus and what it takes to change school practice

Posted on 1 December 2017

The Education Endowment Foundation has published the results of its Literacy Octopus trial, which looked at the impact of research dissemination on achievement in schools.

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Book review: The Trials of Evidence-based Education

Posted on 23 November 2017

Book Review: The Trials of Evidence-based Education: The Promises, Opportunities and Problems of Trials in Education, by Stephen Gorard, Beng Huat See and Nadia Siddiqui

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Education research and a load of old cobblers

Posted on 25 October 2017

Inspired by Susie Dent’s origins of words section in the TV show Countdown, Jonathan Haslam writes about the appropriate use of evidence, and not being an ultracrepidarian.

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What can we measure?

Posted on 8 September 2017

This was the topic that I took for a #UKEdResChat I hosted. (Thanks to Karen Weispeiser and Rob Webster for the invitation and support.) It’s a subject that’s been bothering me for a while. Here’s why:

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An update on Innovation Evaluation projects

Posted on 3 August 2017

Here at the Institute for Effective Education, we are really excited about the Innovation Evaluation projects that we are funding. We have completed our second application round and are now supporting nine evaluations in schools across England.

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Justine Greening unveils new EEF/IEE Research Schools at the Social Mobility Summit

Posted on 12 July 2017

Eleven schools to support social mobility ‘coldspots’ – including in Bradford, Blackpool and Norwich – have won funding to boost the quality of teaching in their region through better use of research. The new Research Schools – part-funded through the Government’s Opportunity Areas programme and part of a joint initiative between the Education Endowment Foundation …

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Applying for an IEE Innovation Evaluation Grant

Posted on 26 April 2017

Teachers often try out innovations of teaching and learning practices with their pupils. Sometimes these are approaches that the teachers have developed themselves, either alone or in collaboration with colleagues in their school. Sometimes they are adaptations of approaches that have been proven to work elsewhere, which the teachers have altered to work with their …

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Six more Research Schools appointed

Posted on 7 April 2017

The IEE and EEF have announced six new Research Schools. The Schools in Southport, Suffolk, London, County Durham, Hertfordshire and West Sussex join a growing network of Research Schools across the country

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Evidence for the Frontline – a successful pilot

Posted on 31 March 2017

Evidence for the Frontline (E4F) is a service that allows teachers to submit questions that are matched with evidence resources, given advice by a university researcher, or put in touch with another school with relevant experience to help them to answer that question.

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Applications for Innovation Evaluation grants

Posted on 8 March 2017

We are now accepting applications for the second round of Innovation Evaluation grants from schools that are involved with the Research Schools Network.

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